<b>Teaching English in Binyamin</b>

EFL English Teachers in the Benjamin District of Israel

Sunday, August 26, 2007

I support the strike!

Israel's Irgun Morim, Teachers' Union, is striking against the proposed "reforms." Unfortunately, the other teachers' union, the Histadrut Morim signed its approval.

Read my reasons here.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

The school year is getting closer

I just got a phone call from the teacher who has the impossible job of putting together the schedule. I told her that I just can't handle 4 days, since my traveling is so difficult. The other teachers requested Thursday as day off, and I had wanted Sunday and Wednesday. For some peculiar reason, my request wasn't in the pile. Maybe that's because I wasn't at the summer staff meetings, since they were during my trip to New York.

We still have an opening for another teacher, male or female for a boys high school. It's in Beit El. If you're interested, please let me know.

Classes are supposed to resume on August 26.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Vacation coming to an end

Here in Israel, many of the religious schools are beginning the year on August 26 or even earlier. That's because Rosh Hashannah is very early this year, and the schools like to prepare the students for the spiritual importance of the Jewish New Year.

"free" to post, I hope

Something strange happened to this blog not long ago. It was somehow deemed "spam" by blogger, and it was "closed" for posting.

I sent in a protest, and they took a look and sent me a letter announcing that it's now open for posting. Let's see.